The Honda Civic Type R has always dominated the Nurburgring track but last year, Volkswagen managed to beat the Honda Civic Type with their Golf R. In fact, it was the second time Volkswagen won that year.
With Honda now working on the new Honda Civic Type R, most people think that the first thing that Honda will be doing when it Civic Type R is ready is to challenge the Golf R once more but actually to Honda, that is not what they had in mind.
According to Honda, their goal right now is to have the Honda Civic Type R beat its own time. If they so happen to also beat the Golf R, that would be a nice bonus but beating Volkswagen will not be their main priority.
It will be interesting to see who makes it to the top in the end. To take down the Type R, Golf R had to remove a lot of unwanted parts including the rear seats, armrest, floor mats and more.